As we told you earlier this year, former brains behind Bright Eyes, occasional Desaparecido, and sometimes Monster of Folk Conor Oberst has a new album, Upside Down Mountain, set to drop May 19 on Nonesuch Records, as well as a current U.S. tour with Dawes, which stops at our very own Ryman Auditorium on June 6. Not only will Dawes open for Oberst on this outing, but they will also act as his backing band- much like The Faint did way, way back on his Digital Ash in a Digital Urn tour a decade ago.
Though Oberst has hardly slowed down over the years, he’s been performing with something of a permeant backing group, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, since the late ’00s. His last true solo full-length arrived in ’08, the same year as his last Ryman performance. Tickets for the singer upcoming outing are still available here, and, following first single “Hundreds of Ways,” you can now stream Upside Down Mountain early and in full, thanks to Australia’s Music Feeds. Give it a spin after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments!